Free Hamburger, Already Tenderized

The Costa Rican daily La Nacion reported a collision between a car and a bovine in the Caribbean province of Limon. While crashes with four-legged  beasts on Costa Rica’s dark highways are not uncommon, this particular account caught my eye. “The livestock’s owner did not show up on the scene, so some curious bystanders took advantage of the occassion by butchering the animal and handing out the meat,” reads the newspaper account.  

Which makes me wonder: how many of the delicious beef dinners that have I consumed came from sources other than the slaughterhouse? With over seven years under my belt here, I suspect plenty. And that’s OK. Better than leaving it to the vultures, I suppose.


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